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Danzas / Montreal Guitar Trio


Release Date: 02/10/2017 
Label:  Analekta   Catalog #: 5048473  
Composer:  Al Di MeolaAgustín Barrios MangoréPaco De LuciaManuel de Falla,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montréal Guitar Trio
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This album discusses the invisible connection between Alfred Schnittke, Peteris Vasks and Arvo Pärt, and Fridman's personal connection with them. It explores three pieces, each written approximately at the end of the 1970s, during the period of the Soviet Union. History always creates an imprint on the composers' output. However, apart from a possible historical link between Schnittke, Vasks and Pärt one might imagine, I felt something more than that. In these three pieces, I felt a sense of timelessness and an urge for an ultimate truth, to be explored through a juxtaposition of extreme emotions, and found in the musical representation of silence. When I heard Schnittke's Sonata for Cello and Piano for the very first time, I Read more envisioned an endless circle of birth and death, with a quick disastrous gallop of life in between. This sonata has had a deep and transformative influence on me, and it epitomized to me what I was looking for in music: the experience of catharsis. To me, the music of Vasks has a certain resolute force of veracity as told straight from the heart, a truth that can only be found through investigating the biggest opposites: peace through unrest, light through darkenss. The Book, in its two movements, is about one's voice emerging and elevating above the turmoil of one's psychological reality. Fratres feels to me like two brothers going through life, side by side. One frantically and emotionally trying to grasp the secrets of life and death, the other ever so still and stable, providing a frame of reason for his sibling. One brother as the instant, the other portraying eternity, and the two of them represent the perpetual struggle within oneself. The Invisible Link is not only about th einvisible connection between Alfred Schnittke, Peteris Vasks, Arvo Pärt, or about the relationship between the three pieces. It is about the invisible link connecting the purest and most extreme of emotions, with the everlasting stillness of time itself.

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REVIEW:

Looking back at the traditions of Spanish and Paraguayan dance music, one of the world’s leading ensembles for Spanish and Latin classical music offer rich arrangements of works by guitarists Manuel de Falla, Paco de Lucía, and Agustín Barrios Mangoré.

– WCRB-FM, 99.5 (Classical Music Boston, Mass.) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Mediterranean sundance by Al Di Meola
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montréal Guitar Trio
2.
La catedral by Agustín Barrios Mangoré
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montréal Guitar Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Paraguay 
3.
Canción De Amor by Paco De Lucia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montréal Guitar Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
4.
El sombrero de tres picos by Manuel de Falla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montréal Guitar Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Spain 
5.
La vida breve: Spanish Dance no 1 by Manuel de Falla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montréal Guitar Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Spain 
6.
El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montréal Guitar Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
7.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 5, Nana by Manuel de Falla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montréal Guitar Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
8.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 7, Polo by Manuel de Falla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montréal Guitar Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
9.
Canciones populares españolas (7): no 3, Asturiana by Manuel de Falla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montréal Guitar Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
10.
Our Spanish Love Song by Charlie Haden
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Montréal Guitar Trio

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